Keep up with the latest in skin care trends, wellness news and what’s new in our store. Enjoy reading!

Best Sun Protection For Lips

We know that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage our skin. We also know that UV rays can cause cellular damage below the epidermis. The damage can be severe and it’s estimated that a majority of skin cancer cases are attributable to the sun. Though most people appreciate the sun’s impact on their skin, they… Read more »

Rumex Extract in the Treatment of Hyperpigmentation

  Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that involves over production of melanin, the skin’s pigment. It ranges from conditions including Melasma to freckles and can affect anyone. While not considered to be medically serious, hyperpigmentation can be disfiguring and affected individuals often feel self conscious about their condition.    Hyperpigmentation is the result of over production of melanin, or… Read more »

UVA Rays and Sun Protection

Most of us recognize that it’s the sun’s UV rays – both UVA and UVB rays that are responsible for damage to the skin over both the short and longer term. The shorter UVB rays (wavelength between 290 and 320 nm) penetrate just to the epidermis (the top layer of skin) and are responsible primarily… Read more »

Glycerin in Skin Care

UltimaSkin Honey and Soy Moisturizer with Glycerin Glycerin is widely used in skin care preparations for its ability to soften and sooth skin. It is thought to work due its hygroscopic nature – or ability to attract water from air. Glycerin has been around for a long, long time so it’s not really sexy to… Read more »

Mandelic Acid for Acne, Wrinkles and Melasma

Mandelic acid, chemical name alpha-hydroxybenzeneacetic acid, is an alpha hydroxy acid extracted from bitter almonds. Widely used in the skin care formulations for their ability to assist with a range of conditions including hyperpigmentation, acne and wrinkles, alpha hydroxy acids are often derived from fruit acids. Despite their usefulness in skin care preparations, some alpha hydroxy… Read more »